Samer M. Madanat

Samer M. Madanat
Xenel Professor of Engineering Emeritus
Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate, Systems, Transportation Engineering

Transportation Infrastructure Management, Infrastructure Performance Modeling, Transportation Systems Sustainability, Traffic Safety

Office 760 Davis
Phone (510) 642-3261
Fax (510) 643-3955

Office Hours:

  • Fridays from 1 to 3 pm


Samer Madanat is the Xenel Distinguished Professor of Engineering Emeritus, and former Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California at Berkeley.

He received a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Jordan in 1986, and a M.S and Ph.D. in Transportation Systems from MIT in 1988 and 1991 respectively.

His research and teaching interests are in the area of Transportation Infrastructure Management, with an emphasis on modeling facility performance and the development of optimal management policies under uncertainty.

In 2000, he received the Science and Technology grant from the University of California Office of the President, an award given annually to one faculty member in the UC system. From 2001 to 2011, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems. Several of his former students are faculty members at universities in the US and abroad.


Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991
M.S., Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Jordan, 1986